Claudio Ranieri Announced As New Monaco Boss, But How Well Do You Remember The 'Tinkerman's' Chelsea Reign? (QUIZ)

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Claudio Ranieri, Chelsea manager between 2000 and 2003, is back in football at AS Monaco.

The Italian, sacked earlier this year after a disastrous six months in charge at Internazionale between September and March, was dismissed after overseeing the debut season of the Blues' Roman Abramovich era in 2002/03.

Labelled "Tinkerman" for his squad rotation, his death sentence was passed after meddling with personnel during the team's Champions League semi-final first leg at, of all places, Monaco. The Blues lost the game 3-1 and the tie 5-3 on aggregate.

But how well do you remember the 60-year-old's three-and-a-half-years in English football?

Claudio Ranieri At Chelsea

1) Who was Ranieri's first game in charge of the Blues against? *
Manchester City
Manchester United
2) And what was the score? *
3) Which player was signed by Chelsea during Ranieri's era, but did NOT make his debut under Jose Mourinho? *
Alexei Smertin
Scott Parker
Petr Cech
Arjen Robben
4) Where did Chelsea finish in the Premiership in Ranieri's final season at Stamford Bridge? *
5) Italy faced which British side when Ranieri was a pundit for the BBC in 2003? *
Northern Ireland
6) Who was Ranieri's only signing in summer 2002? *
Bolo Zenden
Enrique de Lucas
Jesper Gronkjaer
Emmanuel Petit
7) Who scored Chelsea's winner in their 2003/04 Champions League quarter-final triumph over Arsenal? *
Eidur Gudjohnsen
Frank Lampard
William Gallas
Wayne Bridge
8) How did Ranieri describe new signing Claude Makelele in 2003? *
'The double-glazing for my mansion'
'The engine for my Ferrari'
'The heart for my Frankenstein's monster'
'The battery for my watch'
9) Which player did Ranieri spend the most money on during his three-and-a-half-years with Chelsea? *
Adrian Mutu
Hernan Crespo
Juan Sebastian Veron
Joe Cole
10) Which former Manchester United misfit scored for Viking FC to knock Ranieri's side out of the 2002/03 Uefa Cup? *
Erik Nevland
Jordi Cruyff
Jami Puustinen
Bojan Djordjic

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